There's a Winnie-the-Pooh one that is fun to wear when I bake cookies with my kids.
And there's a basic one that we got as a housewarming or engagement gift, I can't remember.
Do any of them get worn regularly? Um... no, not really.
BUT NOW I have a really beautiful apron that can bring out the Martha Stewart in anyone! It's so pretty, I have it hanging out in the kitchen so I can admire it!
Shown above are the 2 aprons sent to me for free from Debbie, the mother of the mother-daughter team that is behind the TheHipHostess.com line of aprons.
Thanks so much, Debbie, for letting me have these aprons to review and for a great giveaway!
Each apron came neatly folded and presented with a pretty, coordinating ribbon and tag. Just perfect to ship off as a gift!
And I truly had a hard time selecting which styles to have Debbie send to me. The prints are stunning and unique. Modern with a touch of retro in great colors. Some more whimsical and others more floral. All very fun.
Plus, there are different styles to choose from! I chose a sheath-style (full-length apron) in the blue/brown combination you see above, aptly named "Chocolate Mint". It is a yummy design. The pockets are great - big and sturdy. The ruffled bottom flounce is so pretty without being over the top.
I wore it this past weekend when I was grilling some chicken on the stovetop and not wanting to wear the oil splatter evidence. When guests arrived for the party and saw me wearing the apron, they were full of compliments! I was immediately attributed with lots of credit for being a great cook, hostess, and party maven. Not bad for just wearing a cute apron!
This cute Cafe Style is more suited for use while crafting or gardening. It's got the great pockets, as all their aprons do, so you can have your tools handy, whether they are your gardening spade, scissors and tape measure, or whatever.
I would have taken it out to take piture of myself using it, but I didn't want to mess up the beautiful packaging since this one will be given away to one of you!
YES - these aprons are all that they claim to be on the HipHostess website and I highly recommend them. They are very well made, with reinforced stitching where needed. They are made from a high quality, stiff cotton that will hold up to much use and washings. They are flattering and feminine and don't make you feel like a housemaid.
You can find these aprons at www.thehiphostess.com. You can even use the discount code of "GETHIP" to get 15% off! Let them know you heard about them from SweaterBabe.com!
************* AND NOW FOR THE APRON GIVEAWAY! ***************
Please enter a comment on this blog post by August 20th, 9pm PST and tell us why you like these aprons! One comment per person please.
I will choose a winner randomly (using Random.org's random number generator) to win the Paper Doilies Cafe Style Apron, a $32 value that is Sold Out on the Hip Hostess site. It's a lovely prize! Good luck to all!
** August 29th Update ** And the winner randomly chosen from all comment entries is. . . Lori York, who commented on 8/12/10. Congrats, Lori! I'll email you so you can send me your mailing address.